Murrieta Fire & Rescue reports death of firefighter

Murrieta Fire & Rescue veteran Dean Hale died on Friday, Nov. 22 after a long battle with cancer. Courtesy of MFR
MURRIETA – Murrieta Fire & Rescue on Friday, Nov. 22 announced the death of firefighter Dean Hale early this morning following a long battle with job-related cancer. Hale served in the city of Murrieta since 2007 after working 17 years for the city of Alhambra Fire Department. He graduated from Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights in 1986.“(Hale) proudly served as Local 3540 president for six years,” according to a social media post made by Murrieta Fire & Rescue. “Dean was a beloved husband, father, brother, friend and fireman. Our thoughts and prayers remain with his family.”Murrieta Fire & Rescue Chief David Lantzer said he was “truly heartbroken” by Hale’s death. “We have lost not only a beautiful human being and brother today,
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